Comet Aeronca K Floatplane - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3208-98

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Comet Aeronca K Floatplane - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3208-98 plastic model kit

3208-98 Comet Aeronca K Floatplane - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

Still factory sealed. 1970s reissue of the 1950s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood sheets, pre-cut balsa stringers and spars, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, clear material for windows, tissue and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

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